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June 13, 2018

RK&O founding partner Lee S. Richards III has been selected for the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to attorneys who have made an impact on the legal community and the practice of law over their entire career. The winners will be profiled in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored at the New York Legal Awards on October 10, 2018.

June 5, 2018

The coordinated resolution between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Parquet National Financier —the first coordinated resolution between the DOJ and French authorities in a foreign bribery case—represents a new era in cross-border enforcement and cooperation between U.S. and French authorities.  

May 30, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of Corporate Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, General Commercial Disputes and Securities Litigation by The Legal 500 United States 2018. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O as "extremely client service-oriented, extraordinarily smart and hardworking."

May 30, 2018

RK&O Managing Partner Jennifer Grady spoke with Law360 about her own experience as a firm leader.  

May 8, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys Emily Kelley, Margot Laporte and Kimberly Versace have been named to the 2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Laporte and Ms. Versace were recognized on the High Honor Roll for their contributions of 100 hours or...

May 7, 2018

RK&O partner Paul J. Devlin was mentioned in Law360's feature on attorneys who moved up the ranks in Q1. Mr. Devlin was elevated to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups in RK&O's New York office.

May 3, 2018

Chambers USA has recognized Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP as a national leader in Securities Regulation and Corporate Crime & Investigations and among the leading New York firms in the categories of Litigation: General Commercial (Highly Regarded) and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

May 2, 2018

Businesses are now on notice that the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) intends to use its enforcement powers to police a broad array of potential interactions and relationships with sanctioned parties that cannot reliably be captured through traditional transaction due diligence and screening protocols because they involve...

May 1, 2018

RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman was named a 2018 White Collar Crime Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognizes 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who continue to make their mark in white collar criminal litigation. 

May 1, 2018

RK&O partner Lee Richards discussed the recent NCAA report with Law360 and noted that that even if colleges did pay student athletes, the incentive to give and take bribes on top of that would remain with respect to top-tier players.

April 23, 2018

RK&O partner Christopher A. Jarvinen was mentioned in Reuters "Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move" section after his recent move to RK&O's bankruptcy and restructuring group in the New York office. Mr. Jarvinen comes from Berger Singerman LLP in Miami, Florida.

April 19, 2018

RK&O partner Christopher A. Jarvinen was recognized in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after joining RK&O's New York office.

April 19, 2018

Household retail names, many owned by private equity firms, have been casualties in recent years as the industry faces an uncertain future. What once seemed to be a solid bet turned out to be less certain than initially thought, and the secular shift underway now will require the industry to reinvent itself.

April 18, 2018

Private Equity Wire recognized RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen after his move to RK&O's New York office. Prior to joining RK&O, Jarvinen was a corporate restructuring partner with, respectively, Berger Singerman LLP in Florida and Hahn & Hessen LLP in New York. His practice focuses on chapter 11 cases, chapter 15 cases and other...

April 17, 2018

ABF Journal featured Christopher Andrew Jarvinen after his recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Mr. Jarvinen joins the firm as a new bankruptcy and restructuring partner in the New York Office. He has extensive experience handling complex business and litigation issues arising in the context of corporate restructurings. 

April 17, 2018

ABL Advisor featured RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen in their article "Veteran Bankruptcy & Restructuring Attorney Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe." Mr. Jarvinen is an accomplished bankruptcy attorney possessing nearly two decades of experience handling complex business and litigation issues arising in the context of corporate...

April 17, 2018

RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen was featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section after his recent move to RK&O. Mr. Jarvinen handles chapter 11 and 15 cases and other cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation. Before RK&O, Mr. Jarvinen was a corporate restructuring partner with Berger Singerman LLP...

April 16, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP announced today that Christopher Andrew Jarvinen has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office.

April 16, 2018

RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen was featured in Business Wire after his recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. Mr. Jarvinen will join the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring group in the New York office.

April 16, 2018

RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen was featured in Bankruptcy Week's "Bankruptcy Professionals Making the News" section after his recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Mr. Jarvinen will join RK&O's bankruptcy and restructuring group in the New York office. His practice focuses on Chapter 11 cases, Chapter 15 cases and other cross-border insolvency matters...

April 9, 2018

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) plans to have a position by early summer on proposed banklike charters for online lenders and other fintech companies. The bank regulator will soon have a stance on special purpose national charters for fintechs after “slow-walking” the issue and trying to understand the risks and impacts to the financial services industry...

April 3, 2018

Pedro Castro Nevares, General Counsel of Torneos y Competencias, a leading South American sports production and broadcasting company and client of RK&O, has been named a Top Mind in compliance by Compliance Week. This award highlights the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics and compliance profession around the world. 

March 23, 2018

RK&O partners Shari Brandt and James Walker have been selected to join Law360's Editorial Advisory Boards. Ms. Brandt has been named a member of the Securities Editorial Advisory Board and Mr. Walker has been named a member of the Legal Ethics Editorial Advisory Board. These Editorial Advisory Boards provide feedback on Law360's coverage, as well as expert...

March 22, 2018

California toy mogul Isaac Larian said Thursday that he is leading an effort to save more than half the 735 domestic Toys R Us stores that are set to close under the retailer's liquidation plan.  

March 15, 2018

San Antonio-based iHeartMedia Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, following two years of litigation, speculation and financial gamesmanship as the nation’s largest owner of radio stations tried to keep its crushing debt under control and creditors at bay. The bankruptcy likely will rank among the largest in recent corporate history. The company listed $12.3 billion in total...

March 9, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Carrera S.p.A. and Carrera Holdings in the case of International Finance Corporation v. Carrera Holdings Inc. and Carrera S.p.A., a contract dispute between Carrera, an Italian textile company, and IFC, an arm of the World Bank, over IFC’s investment in a Carrera-owned textile manufacturing facility in Tajikistan.

March 8, 2018

Toys "R" Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankruptcy U.S. operations after so far failing to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal with lenders. The toy chain’s U.S. division entered bankruptcy in September, planning to emerge with a leaner business model and more manageable debt. A new $3.1 billion loan was obtained to...

March 8, 2018

A federal judge in New York has ruled that virtual currencies, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, can be regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

March 6, 2018

In ruling that appellate courts should defer to a bankruptcy court’s factual findings when hearing challenges over a creditor’s insider relationship to a debtor, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to endorse an “arm’s length” test...

February 28, 2018

Participants in leveraged buyouts and similar deals will have less protection from “clawback” suits that seek to return money to a bankrupt company’s coffers, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave a narrow interpretation to a Bankruptcy Code safe-harbor provision designed to protect securities transactions.

February 28, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has selected Associates Margot Laporte and Stephanie Tsay to participate in the 2018 Pathfinder Program, sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to help train early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and building professional networks.

February 28, 2018

In its recent decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the definition of employees classified as “whistleblowers” and thus protected by anti-retaliation measures of the Dodd-Frank Act.

February 23, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP recently represented Farallon Capital Management in a cross-border lending deal with Latin American pharmaceutical distributor Pint Pharma. 

February 20, 2018

The CFTC recently announced a landmark partnership with the Financial Conduct Authority, one of the U.K.’s main financial regulators. The two agencies signed a cooperative arrangement that...

February 14, 2018

RK&O partner James Q. Walker responded to Corporate Counsel's Inside Track newsletter's "Question of the Week" if Germany's new law is a good idea and how social media platforms can prepare to stay compliant. Germany's new law requires social media sites to act swiftly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material....

February 14, 2018

RK&O partner Jeffrey A. Lehtman has been named to Latinvex's Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers list. This list is based off a combination of factors including including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters

February 12, 2018

On February 4, 2018 Bon-Ton Stores Inc., a department store chain, sought bankruptcy protection saying it was trying to restructure financially or sell the company to avoid liquidation. For mall owners, a “going out of business” sale at one of their large anchor stores not only decreases rent revenue but, it can lead to the departure of other mall stores that...

February 7, 2018

The controversy involving the home builder, Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., has renewed market participants’ concerns that the fundamental assumptions underlying CDS as a hedging tool are no longer valid. 

February 7, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented White Oak Global Advisors, LLC in the acquisition of Federal National Commercial Credit (FNCC), a specialized commercial finance company...

February 7, 2018

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) recently took a step forward to streamline the process of licensing fintech firms operating across the US.  

February 6, 2018

RK&O partner James Q. Walker has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, an authoritative source for news and guidance on attorney conduct and legal ethics.

February 6, 2018

On February 6, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee began hearing testimony from the CFTC and the SEC regarding the currently unregulated cryptocurrency markets. Sources in Congress told Reuters that the hearings will mostly explore whether...

January 30, 2018

RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman discusses the new anti-corruption law passed in Argentina that portends serious consequences for companies that do not have a robust anti-corruption compliance program in place.  

January 11, 2018

RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was recognized in BankruptcyData after his recent elevation to counsel. Mr. Ludwig plays an active role in the firm's finance practice, focusing on loans backed by specialty assets. He represents both dealer and buy-side clients in analyzing and negotiating total return swap facilities. He also regularly assists swap providers in...

January 9, 2018

RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were featured in ABF Journal after their recent promotions. Mr. Devlin was promoted to partner in the firm’s Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups. He represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil, regulatory and criminal matters, often touching on the integrity of the...

January 5, 2018

RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section. Mr. Devlin was recently promoted to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and Mr. Ludwig was promoted to counsel in the Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group. 

January 5, 2018

Paul J. Devlin was recognized in Global Investigations Review for his recent promotion to partner at RK&O. Mr. Devlin has been with RK&O for 11 years and represents corporations and individuals in regulatory matters.

January 5, 2018

RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was mentioned in Structured Credit Investor's "Job Swaps Round-Up" section after his recent promotion to counsel. Mr. Ludwig is in the firm's Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group in which he concentrates on credit and credit derivatives, marketplace lending and bankruptcy claims trading, representing both dealer and buy-side...

January 4, 2018

RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was featured in Global Restructuring Review after his recent promotion to counsel in the firm's Corporate & Finance Transactions group. The piece highlighted his work in helping negotiating settlements for claims against Lehman Brothers entities in the U.S. and Europe.

January 2, 2018

RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were recognized in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after their recent promotions. Mr. Devlin was promoted to partner in the firm's Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and Mr. Ludwig was promoted to counsel in the Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group.

January 1, 2018

As a new year in the world of financial restructuring unfolds, bankruptcy attorneys should not just be keeping tabs on the huge companies and entire U.S. territory that have recently fallen on hard times, but they should also be tracking the cases that have raised new questions about bankruptcy procedures and the ability of creditors to recover.

January 1, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Paul J. Devlin has been made a partner in the firm and Victor Ludwig has been elevated to counsel.

December 18, 2017

RK&O managing partner Jennifer K. Grady has been named to the inaugural Crain's New York Business List of Leading Women Lawyers. The 100 New York women included on this list are trailblazers who juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional...

December 13, 2017

With continued growth of the marketplace lending ABS sector and repeat issuance from a range of firms, the market appears to have shaken off its label as an esoteric asset class. RK&O partner Vincent Basulto told Structured Credit Investor that...

December 11, 2017

Argentina has become the latest Latin American country to enact laws making companies liable for crimes committed in Argentina and abroad, a move local lawyers say is a positive step towards an anti-corruption culture in the region.

November 8, 2017

PDVSA, Venezuela's state oil company, may have its credit default swaps triggered now that a credit event determination question has been submitted to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). The question submitted to...

November 2, 2017

RK&O Partner David Massey has been admitted to the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a selective professional association of highly experienced criminal defense lawyers who practice in the federal courts in New York.

November 1, 2017

RK&O partner Michael D. Mann was named a 2017 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognizes 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who have helped make a difference in the fight for justice. 

November 1, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was again named a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. 

October 27, 2017

Global Investigations Review has named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to their prestigious GIR 100 List for 2017. The GIR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.

October 26, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented two CarVal managed companies in connection with their sale of up to 13 “Capesize” dry bulk vessels to GoodBulk Ltd. for a combination of cash and GoodBulk stock. 

October 18, 2017

Alere, a public company that manufactures and sells diagnostic tests, has resolved SEC charges that it misstated its revenue and bribed government officials in Colombia and India. In the combined settlement, Alere agreed to pay $3.3 million in...

October 6, 2017

On September 27, 2017 federal prosecutors in New York arrested 10 individuals, including four assistant basketball coaches at Division I schools and a top Adidas executive, on charges that include conspiracies to commit...

October 5, 2017

Benchmark Litigation 2018 Edition named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP a “Recommended” firm in New York for General Commercial Litigation, and also ranked RK&O among the leading national White Collar Crime practices.

October 2, 2017

Federal enforcement authorities are playing full-court press against some of the biggest names in the world of college basketball, scoring federal criminal charges last week in a massive fraud and corruption scheme that threatens to rock the compliance...

September 29, 2017

Azish Filabi, CEO of Ethical Systems, recently wrote an article for Law 360 in which she made the business case for corporations to operate in an ethical manner. She points to research that demonstrates that ethical companies profit in the long run through fewer legal and enforcement costs. 

September 20, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 as a leading law firm in the area of Corporate Crime & Investigations. The publication highlighted RK&O's work with Petrobas in the development and implementation of...

September 20, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 as a leading law firm in the area of Corporate Crime & Investigations. The publication highlighted RK&O's work with Petrobas in the development and implementation of...

September 14, 2017

Synthetic credit is an invaluable tool for investors looking to hedge or quickly express a view on credit. There are fewer synthetic credit products than before the crisis, but options still include credit indices, index tranches and bespoke tranches.

September 5, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram has been named to the Global Investigations Review 40 Under 40 list for 2017. GIR honored individuals under 40 years of agewho are shaping the future of the law in investigations and enforcement across 11 different countries.

August 14, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP associates Emily Kelley and Margot Laporte have been named to the 2016 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for their respective contributions of 100 hours or more...

August 9, 2017

RK&O partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2017. Ms. Brandt was commended for her work in securities litigation, white collar criminal proceedings and internal investigations. The publication noted...

July 31, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram was named to Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hotlist" for 2017. All individuals selected have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. by peers and clients. 

July 26, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram has been selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2017. Each year, the publication awards this honor to 100 exemplary women in leadership positions across a range of industries in North America...

July 26, 2017

Varo Money Inc., a mobile banking startup, recently announced it has applied for a national bank charter. Although Varo is technically a financial technology company, its application is not for the special charter for nonbanks, or fintechs, that has been...

July 20, 2017

Recently, the acting Comptroller of the Currency, Keith Noreika, dove into one of the hottest debates the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has endured in years. Noreika expressed his support on the concept of creating a national Fintech...

July 11, 2017

Significant downward pressure has been applied on hedge fund management fees in recent years, but hedge fund incentive allocations - fees paid for the performance of the fund - have remained relatively steady at around 20%, the industry average.